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Who here is going to buy a Classics He-man? If not, why not?

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 02:27 PM

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Does anyone know how long they will be available after they initially offered? I want to wait and see what some other figures look like, like Skeletor and TrapJaw, before I decide if I want to start ANOTHER line. But if I wait too long, they will take down the He-Man and other figures before I decide and then I'm missing those figures before I even start collecting them.


Skeletor will be debuting in the next issue of ToyFare magazine, so that's relatively soon. He-Man doesn't go on sale until October 31, so by then we'll know what the first five figures look like (plus Zodac, who's coming sometime in 2009) because Stratos will be shown sometime in the near future. That should give you a pretty good idea by the time He-Man, the first regular figure, is released.


Do you (or anyone else for that matter) happen to know when that may come out? I don't regularly buy Toyfare but this may be an issue worth getting.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 03:46 PM

View PostDPrime, on Aug 1 2008, 03:27 PM, said:

View PostEric, on Jul 30 2008, 10:37 PM, said:

View PostRollo Tomassi, on Jul 30 2008, 08:28 PM, said:

Does anyone know how long they will be available after they initially offered? I want to wait and see what some other figures look like, like Skeletor and TrapJaw, before I decide if I want to start ANOTHER line. But if I wait too long, they will take down the He-Man and other figures before I decide and then I'm missing those figures before I even start collecting them.


Skeletor will be debuting in the next issue of ToyFare magazine, so that's relatively soon. He-Man doesn't go on sale until October 31, so by then we'll know what the first five figures look like (plus Zodac, who's coming sometime in 2009) because Stratos will be shown sometime in the near future. That should give you a pretty good idea by the time He-Man, the first regular figure, is released.


Do you (or anyone else for that matter) happen to know when that may come out? I don't regularly buy Toyfare but this may be an issue worth getting.


I don't know for sure. Someone somewhere said the August issue, but usually magazines are early by the month on the front, so I wonder if it means the September issue that will likely hit in mid-August or so (don't know when Toyfare ships, but most magazines hit by mid month).

Someone on He-Man.org said Toyfare hits comic shops and the like on August 13, so I assume that's the issue that has Skeletor in it. Then after that sometime I believe He-Man.org will get to debut Stratos (maybe in another month or so?).

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 12:16 PM

I will be buying this line since it was the 1st toy line that i had. when my parents decided to leave the country i had to throw out all of my MOTU stuff literaly. i have almost all the 200x figures, just missing the exclusives.

Didn't start out good with this line since i already missed out on King Greyskull. But will get the following figures.

So if anyone can hook me up it will be appreciated :-)


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Posted 02 August 2008 - 12:24 PM

totally get them all. i'm currently waiting for my SDCC king grayskulls in the mail.

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  Posted 03 August 2008 - 01:15 PM

I totally agree with Dark Phoenix but you know what...im a big fan of He-man and to have HE-MAN action figures that are fully posable is a treat for anyone who is a fan or collector.So yes i will be collecting these i can't wait

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 04:33 PM

saying that they're not going to succeed is unneccessarily negative. i have a feeling MOTUC will have more longevity than the 2003 line. obviously, the line isn't going to last until the end of time, but i'm sure there will be plenty of die-hard motu fans that will keep this line going. its COLLECTOR-driven and its up to us to decide this line's fate. i say keep em coming mattel.

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  Posted 03 August 2008 - 10:41 PM

The actual He-Man figure poses a paradox for me, because while I love Masters of the Universe and 98% of the characters in it, He-Man is actually my least favorite character from the line, so I'm on the fence as to wether to buy him or not. @hmmm@

I'm much more excited about all the other characters!
It wouldn't seem right to get all of them and not him, but it looks like he's got a better chance than the others, so I might actually pass on him.
Better someone who does want him get him, than me just for the sake of completion.

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:08 AM

im buying he-man.

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:22 AM

View PostThe Great Bandito, on Aug 1 2008, 12:24 AM, said:

I can understand why people aren't liking this look. The 200x series redesigned much of the universe to make it more up to date but I don't think it looked better necessarily. Essentially it was the same character with a slightly difference paint scheme. Articulation was still non-existent, as it was in 1983. The line looked different sure, but I was disappointed. Marvel Legends was hitting and blowing everything out of the water and yet we still had limited movement statues. Many of the figures were forced into poses and were unable to stand any other way. These figures look like they can move more freely. And when you think about it, this is the same thing Hasbro is doing with their classics Transformers. They're taking the original character and making it all over again with modern technology. I love it and think the design is great.


Some people don't like this line because of the re-use of parts. 200X graduated from that when all the characters were made to ALL look different, even though they originally had the same sculpted parts. The armor, the clothes, the loincloths, the bodies were all personalized and unique. But now since the line is online only, Mattel isn't killing themselves to make each character a major project. It's online only and they are re-visiting the re-use of parts to keep costs down. The vintage collectors ate this up, while others see the parts re-use as a huge step back.

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 10:44 AM

View PostMegaGearX, on Aug 4 2008, 06:22 AM, said:

View PostThe Great Bandito, on Aug 1 2008, 12:24 AM, said:

I can understand why people aren't liking this look. The 200x series redesigned much of the universe to make it more up to date but I don't think it looked better necessarily. Essentially it was the same character with a slightly difference paint scheme. Articulation was still non-existent, as it was in 1983. The line looked different sure, but I was disappointed. Marvel Legends was hitting and blowing everything out of the water and yet we still had limited movement statues. Many of the figures were forced into poses and were unable to stand any other way. These figures look like they can move more freely. And when you think about it, this is the same thing Hasbro is doing with their classics Transformers. They're taking the original character and making it all over again with modern technology. I love it and think the design is great.


Some people don't like this line because of the re-use of parts. 200X graduated from that when all the characters were made to ALL look different, even though they originally had the same sculpted parts. The armor, the clothes, the loincloths, the bodies were all personalized and unique. But now since the line is online only, Mattel isn't killing themselves to make each character a major project. It's online only and they are re-visiting the re-use of parts to keep costs down. The vintage collectors ate this up, while others see the parts re-use as a huge step back.


they did it for collectors. theyre not being cheap, they jus did it in the fashion of the '80's line. see...everybody is the same.

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 08:24 AM

Nah man this is a step backwards. Posability is off the hook but the 200x line had it correct. Different sculpts for different characters. I hope this line does well I won't support it until the break out the 200x sculpts and make my Hordak. Oh and my new trademark....Zodak is a brotha not an alien!!! I think I'll change my deployed sig to that.......

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 08:44 AM

View PostLord Amron, on Aug 5 2008, 05:24 AM, said:

Nah man this is a step backwards. Posability is off the hook but the 200x line had it correct. Different sculpts for different characters. I hope this line does well I won't support it until the break out the 200x sculpts and make my Hordak. Oh and my new trademark....Zodak is a brotha not an alien!!! I think I'll change my deployed sig to that.......



well...Zodac and and I have something in common.

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:54 AM

Hmm, I do agree that having different body sculpts for different characters is the way to go, but overall I'm pleased so far with what I've seen. So long as these have all the major POA I will be pleased and will probably get them all (so long as supplies last!)

As far as Zodac goes, yeah I wish they could redo the 2002 version. He likes an intergalactic Michael Jordan... love the look!

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 11:49 AM

View PostClassic, on Aug 5 2008, 10:54 AM, said:

Hmm, I do agree that having different body sculpts for different characters is the way to go, but overall I'm pleased so far with what I've seen. So long as these have all the major POA I will be pleased and will probably get them all (so long as supplies last!)

As far as Zodac goes, yeah I wish they could redo the 2002 version. He likes an intergalactic Michael Jordan... love the look!


Zodak was definitely one of the coolest characters in the new series. He was cool in the old cartoon as well, but I liked that he was black this time, and he looked badass. I'll likely always think of him as the 200X version because of it.

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:14 PM

View PostEric, on Aug 5 2008, 12:49 PM, said:

View PostClassic, on Aug 5 2008, 10:54 AM, said:

Hmm, I do agree that having different body sculpts for different characters is the way to go, but overall I'm pleased so far with what I've seen. So long as these have all the major POA I will be pleased and will probably get them all (so long as supplies last!)

As far as Zodac goes, yeah I wish they could redo the 2002 version. He likes an intergalactic Michael Jordan... love the look!


Zodak was definitely one of the coolest characters in the new series. He was cool in the old cartoon as well, but I liked that he was black this time, and he looked badass. I'll likely always think of him as the 200X version because of it.


Hmm, you don't think they'll make 2002 versions as well and release these as variants to you???

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:03 PM

View PostClassic, on Aug 5 2008, 02:14 PM, said:

View PostEric, on Aug 5 2008, 12:49 PM, said:

View PostClassic, on Aug 5 2008, 10:54 AM, said:

Hmm, I do agree that having different body sculpts for different characters is the way to go, but overall I'm pleased so far with what I've seen. So long as these have all the major POA I will be pleased and will probably get them all (so long as supplies last!)

As far as Zodac goes, yeah I wish they could redo the 2002 version. He likes an intergalactic Michael Jordan... love the look!


Zodak was definitely one of the coolest characters in the new series. He was cool in the old cartoon as well, but I liked that he was black this time, and he looked badass. I'll likely always think of him as the 200X version because of it.


Hmm, you don't think they'll make 2002 versions as well and release these as variants to you???


That would be cool, but to be honest, I don't think they will. Perhaps if the line gets really successful, they'll start integrating 2002 characters that had figures into it (like Zodak), but I don't foresee it happening for a long time, if ever. This new line truly seems like a classics line for now, so they're really focusing on the '80s stuff.

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:21 PM

View Postpooda, on Aug 5 2008, 08:44 AM, said:

View PostLord Amron, on Aug 5 2008, 05:24 AM, said:

Nah man this is a step backwards. Posability is off the hook but the 200x line had it correct. Different sculpts for different characters. I hope this line does well I won't support it until the break out the 200x sculpts and make my Hordak. Oh and my new trademark....Zodak is a brotha not an alien!!! I think I'll change my deployed sig to that.......



well...Zodac and and I have something in common.

That makes 3 of us!!! @loll@

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:11 AM

View PostLord Amron, on Aug 5 2008, 07:21 PM, said:

View Postpooda, on Aug 5 2008, 08:44 AM, said:

View PostLord Amron, on Aug 5 2008, 05:24 AM, said:

Nah man this is a step backwards. Posability is off the hook but the 200x line had it correct. Different sculpts for different characters. I hope this line does well I won't support it until the break out the 200x sculpts and make my Hordak. Oh and my new trademark....Zodak is a brotha not an alien!!! I think I'll change my deployed sig to that.......



well...Zodac and and I have something in common.

That makes 3 of us!!! @loll@



i like 2oox zodac, skeletor(i really love him) and hordak(love him too) but they should do a black zodac....he can stand with steel, cage, afro samurai, and war machine.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 02:43 PM

View Postpooda, on Aug 4 2008, 08:44 AM, said:

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View PostThe Great Bandito, on Aug 1 2008, 12:24 AM, said:

I can understand why people aren't liking this look. The 200x series redesigned much of the universe to make it more up to date but I don't think it looked better necessarily. Essentially it was the same character with a slightly difference paint scheme. Articulation was still non-existent, as it was in 1983. The line looked different sure, but I was disappointed. Marvel Legends was hitting and blowing everything out of the water and yet we still had limited movement statues. Many of the figures were forced into poses and were unable to stand any other way. These figures look like they can move more freely. And when you think about it, this is the same thing Hasbro is doing with their classics Transformers. They're taking the original character and making it all over again with modern technology. I love it and think the design is great.


Some people don't like this line because of the re-use of parts. 200X graduated from that when all the characters were made to ALL look different, even though they originally had the same sculpted parts. The armor, the clothes, the loincloths, the bodies were all personalized and unique. But now since the line is online only, Mattel isn't killing themselves to make each character a major project. It's online only and they are re-visiting the re-use of parts to keep costs down. The vintage collectors ate this up, while others see the parts re-use as a huge step back.


they did it for collectors. theyre not being cheap, they jus did it in the fashion of the '80's line. see...everybody is the same.

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I've got to show that pic to my wife-- she's like MOTUC Mer-man's biggest fan, for no one has been more at home with their own uber-ridiculousness! Well, that Horseman guy better be happy now that he is finally getting the Mer-man from the back of the box...

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  Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:45 PM

Trust me guys you will love this line !! I stake my job on it..... Keep and eye out... Who wanted Hordak? welll my freind... start saving your cash !!!

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